Emergency Procedures

Topics: Ship construction, Ship transport, Ship Pages: 17 (6663 words) Published: February 3, 2015
ABANDONING SHIP

General responsibilities:
Master :
Overall command - leading and guiding from the “top”
Chief Officer :
Coordinating embarking of the rescue vessels (lifeboat, rescue boat, life raft etc.) Third Officer and Pumpman :
Assisting Chief Officer
Second Officer :
Assisting Master, maintaining a written record of events during the response, Radio Officer for emergency communication Chief Engineer :
Coordinating and ensuring power supply and availability of technical equipment, maintaining engineering service as long as required Crew :
Acting as per muster list and upon order

Actions to be carried out:
􀂉Activate VDR recording modus by pressing "Save" button on the device 􀂉Sound "Abandon ship signal"
􀂉Muster at the station and count for people - initiate search if somebody is missing 􀂉Instruct crew to put on inflatable lifejackets and wear adequate and warm clothing 􀂉Bring immersion suits and SOLAS lifejackets to the survival craft (wear if rescue boat) 􀂉Bring additional provision and freshwater to survival craft 􀂉Prepare survival crafts for launching

􀂉Update vessel's position in radio room, GMDSS Station and other automatic distress transmitter
􀂉Send distress message upon order of the master
􀂉Inform company and other relevant parties (vessel in vicinity etc.) 􀂉Activate EPIRB
􀂉Transfer radar transponder into survival craft
􀂉Save all necessary documents incl. this checklist
􀂉Manoeuvre vessel in a proper position and stop engine 􀂉Embark all persons and launch survival craft upon order of the master 􀂉After rescue, inform Company

Evidence to be collected:
􀂉Deck Log

COLLISION

General responsibilities:
Master :
Overall command - leading and guiding from the “top”; Activating VDR recording mode Chief Officer :
Coordinating the scene on deck (ensuring closed condition, sounding of ballast tanks, re-pumping of ballast where appropriate, closing of leakagesif possible, Third Officer and Bosun :
Assisting Chief Officer, providing first aid as necessary, preparing portable pumps and other equipment as necessary Second Officer :
Assisting Master, maintaining a written record of events during the response, Radio Officer for emergency communication Chief Engineer :
Coordinating and ensuring power supply and availability of technical equipment, maintaining engineering service Second Engineer :
Sounding of fuel and lube oil tanks, preparing additional equipment as necessary Crew :
Upon order

Actions to be carried out:
􀂉 Activate VDR recording modus by pressing "Save" button on the device 􀂉 Manoeuvre the ship so as to minimize effects of collision 􀂉 Stop the engine (consider navigational hazards)
􀂉 Sound "General alarm"
􀂉 Ascertain vessel's position and make the position available to radio room and GMDSS Station 􀂉 Close all watertight doors and other deck openings
􀂉 Check whether persons onboard are lost or injured
􀂉 Display lights and signals according COLREGS
􀂉 Switch on deck illumination during night
􀂉 Check vessel's condition in the area of collision
􀂉 Sound bilges and tanks and other spaces in vicinity
􀂉 Prepare portable pumps, sealing material and/or change trim/list of the vessel to minimize water inlet 􀂉 Check for fire, risk of fire or any other possible hazard and refer to the appropriate emergency checklist 􀂉 Consider to abandoning the ship as last resort and prepare survival crafts 􀂉 Evaluate risk of pollution

􀂉 In case of an oil spill, call up the SMPEP or VRP (if vessel is in US waters) 􀂉 Check stability (might be decreased by water intake) and trim 􀂉 Contact collision opponent, if manned craft, and offer assistance if possible 􀂉 Contact Company and other relevant parties (vessel in the vicinity, authorities etc.) 􀂉 Consider requiring assistance (tugs, external pumps, helicopter etc.) 􀂉 Collect all facts about occurrence

􀂉 Activate the EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICE from the corresponding classification society Evidence to be...
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